What is the relationship between the two, apart from the fact that individuals shudder at the mere mention of the word stress. Mention the word herpes around them and you get more or less the same reaction. Both stress and herpes affects young, old, black and white, all of the human race to be precise. The symptoms of these conditions are severe and could be life threatening in many cases. As the stress factor increases, the impact placed on the body also increases which can lead to anxiety attack, depression and in some cases taking ones own life.
What is Herpes?
Herpes is an immune virus that can not be cured, but only treated whereby outbreaks are kept to a minimum. This virus lays dormant, until there is outbreak of symptoms. HSV-1, as it is also known, can affect the facial area of the individual, genital area or rectum. The infected area may contain blisters or cold sores. In some cases patients will have no symptoms at all and only a test would confirm the condition.
Tests done to confirm herpes:
There are numerous tests available ranging from herpes viral culture, where the infected skin is placed in to a cap called the culture cap to find the viral culture of the virus. The test is positive if any growth is viewed in the culture cap.
Herpes virus antigen detection test is another method that could also be used to distinguish if the individual has herpes. This method uses the microscopic view of a piece of skin form a fresh blister or cold sore. The herpes virus is than searched for any antigens (also known as markers).
Another method that is rarely used as it is not known to be 100% accurate is anti body tests. During this test the person’s immune system is searched to see if it is producing anti bodies to fight the herpes virus. If these antibodies are present, the test is positive.
The aim of any herpes treatment should be to prevent outbreaks or any discomfort in any stage of the spoken individual’s life.
The Herpes Virus can also be known as HSV-2 (herpes simplex virus), or genital herpes.
HSV-1 can be transferred to the genital area by oral sex resulting in the individual having HSV-2.
An infected individual could also give a non infected individual the virus by having unprotected sex.
Blood transfusion can also cause the individual to become infected by the virus.
Once the virus is contracted, it can be highly detrimental to the person or person’s involved, as it affects all of the people involved, not just the individual alone. Herpes is however not a death sentence as people look at it as just a wake up call to be wise and condomise to save your life.
Stress and the work place
Stress is a great concern with most of society and touches upon each and every living person. The work place and home front are both major sources of stress and when the pressure plies on, with the work load rising and commitments taking its toll on your nerves it causes more stress.
This causes your body go into fight or flight mode, which in turn cause’s the person to feel stress, i.e. tension and pain in the shoulders, neck and headaches.
A great stress reliever is exercise as well as sex. Each time you have sex you burn more calories than you could burn a whole day by excising.
Great Stress Relievers!!!!!!
- A hobby
- Relax and lay back. Soak up the sun.
- Have long herbal foam baths with herbal benefits.
- Play with your children/cousins/niece/nephew, great de-stressor.
- Socialize more often and get involved in a sport.
- Have a massage.
- Buy SinusWars15 to treat stress symptoms and to distress.
- Buy a Zen Garden.
Stress workplace & Herpes
Are they related in any way? That is the question you might ask yourself?
Certain inhibitors such as alcohol may result in unplanned and unprotected sex. This is one of the main reasons why herpes has become so prevalent over the last decade. This in turn will place a lot of stress on the individual, as this is a non-curable condition.
As stress results in the body secreting adrenaline and cortisol, the immune system may be depressed and further compound and individual’s situation.
Psychological distress may also affect the person as the pain and discomfort of herpes may make one wary to go out into public or socialize with colleagues at work.
The road to recovery with regards to herpes is acceptance, as this condition can be treated and outbreaks prevented so that minimal discomfort and relief is felt. With this the individual can lead a normal life. He or she will need to practice safe sex and take more precautions in future. One weapon that every individual should have against the virus is knowledge.